Any ideas how to create a baked/breaded/fried look? I am trying to make little fried raviolis out of paper for my St. Louis scrapbook. Glitter is too shiny, flocking powder isn't "crisp" enough (and I already have a bottle I barely use, the last thing I need is another color of it)... Maybe microbeads? Any other ideas?
I LOVE the sandpaper idea! Thinking about stopping at the hardware store and getting a pack with a variety of coarseness so I can really play with my inks on it. Thanks, that plays right into the gritty look I'm wanting for this. One of my characteristic techniques is making small semi-realistic replicas of food for my pages - I've been doing it since at least 2005 or so, starting with donuts and pizza and Pocky, and I keep doing it, like a signature move.
Those are great pics on Google Image Search, and I do sometimes use that and Flickr to find pics when I didn't get good enough pics of a place or event, but in this case I'm doing like the food page in my Washington DC album and I'll be chronicling each restaurant, embellishments and journaling and all, in a 4x6 inch space.
I found a pack of six small sheets (two each of three different grits) for $2 at Menards a couple days ago, and the food page is one of only two remaining pages for that album, so I should be done soon. Unless I use a really fine grit it may be kind of hard to make them look stuffed. I'm thinking about using some red Stickles to make a puddle of marinara, with some very tiny die cut leaves stuck in it like bits of parsley or cilantro.